U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez released this statement Tuesday following the NCAA Board of Governors’ vote to unanimously support name, image and likeness opportunities for college athletes:
“I am encouraged to see the NCAA come to the table on this issue and begin work to allow student athletes to capitalize on their name, image and likeness. I look forward to continuing to work alongside coaches, players, universities and the NCAA to ensure there is one consistent, nationwide policy on this issue and that appropriate guardrails are met to protect college athletes from bad actors and maintain the collegiate environment that makes college sports so special.”
Congressman Anthony Gonzalez is a former Academic All-American who played three seasons as a wide receiver at The Ohio State University. Gonzalez was a first-round draft pick to the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and played five seasons in the NFL. He now represents his hometown as a freshman member of Congress for Ohio’s 16th District.